Hand-carved by the Ifugao in the mountains of Northern Luzon. Measures 8″ long and finished with a food-safe oil. Use for side dishes, sauces, dessert, toppings, etc. Smooth, comfortable to hold and made with Kamagong wood—native to the Philippines, extremely dense and one of the hardest woods available. It is a tough wood to carve, but worth it. These will last a lifetime! Each piece varies in wood grain and shape.
Woodcarving in the region dates back to the 1500’s. Home to the famous Banawe Rice Terraces, woodcarving was primarily used to make “bul-uls”, which served as protection/ritualistic objects connected to the rice harvesting cycle.